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Store-Bought Beauty IS Dead

posted by chattering mind

You DID, however, like my chattering thoughts on the reduced importance of physical beauty, beauty you have to mimic or buy.

Says Stacey-Robin H. Johnson: “I think culture-by-culture we are becoming more aware of our true selves, sans 6-pack abs.”

Asks Myrna: “Does this mean that I can stop coloring my hair and give up worrying about a breast cancer re- occurrence because of toxins in the coloring agent?

Says Kathryn: “Life is not about appearances; it’s about the action of living life to the fullest and being just who God created, minus the hair coloring, finger/toenail polish, botox injections, etc.”

“Think of the smiles on people’s faces that come in natural colors and shapes. Imagine the smiles on children’s faces who are no longer hungry. Now that’s REAL BEAUTY!” writes Nancy J.

Says Kitty: “…just think what a warm, caring smile could do for someone who needs a friend, for a child who only needs love or an elder person with no one to care. Just a simple smile could brighten up their day and show us all a glimpse of heaven.”



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Mary

posted August 24, 2006 at 5:39 pm


I didn’t comment on the earlier post about beauty. I stopped wearing make-up 10 years ago after reading Naomi Wolf’s book (what WAS that title?) about beauty scams. I didn’t notice that anybody thought less because of my lack of make-up or pantyhose or girdles. I don’t even think about it any more. It is easier to be who I am without them. I just let it all hang out and say what I think. I hated seeing my granddaughter and neices growing up under with the “beauty ethic” purveyed by their moms. However, they seem to have survived and today they are smart young women who go after what they believe in.>



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Kathy

posted August 24, 2006 at 6:30 pm


I always say what I think, but painting my toenails a funky color has acted like a natural anti-depressant for me since high school. Replacing the red hues in my hair that time and stress took away allows me to maintain a type of connection to my deceased father, from whom I inherited said hues. Although I don’t wear much makeup anymore, I do invest in good skin care. Please don’t hate or judge me because of my chemically-induced beauty.>



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Myrna

posted August 25, 2006 at 8:47 pm


Hmmm, my latest 28-day detox program that was sure yummy with its chocolate-whey drink took precidence over my hair color and besides, I cut my hair and its so easy. I notice that I’ve been looking at all the grey haired young women(in their 40′s and 50′s) and smiling and thinking, yeah, I can do it too.>



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